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Great Britain Water Tower and Pumping Station (Great Gaddesden) - April 2013

Rik

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Hi folks

Here is my first post, any feedback appreciated, went for a walk in the woods, and stumbled across this Water Tower and Pumping Station (I think its a pumping station had signs all over it DANGER DEEP WELL and was locked unfortunately but grabbed a couple of shots from inside the door had to have a bit of a nose around in the water tower and would have loved to have climbed the external ladder, but thought I would give it a miss as I was on my own!

Apologies for the quality of the photographs, taken on a mobile phone until I get a real camera :)

Its the posting that counts though right :)

All got to start somewhere :)

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Good job I didn't have a fried breakfast that day, squeezed through ok :)

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Danger Deep Well sign, I presume this is a kind of pumping station?

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Couldn't get in this building unfortunately

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Looks like a concentration camp!

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Danger Deep Well (apparently)

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We're in! Bit of a squeeze!

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First Floor

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2nd floor staircase

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Access to the roof

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No idea what this is, answers on a postcard please!

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Next visit I will climb this to the penthouse roof! Would be some stunning views

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Keg of Beer? No unfortunately

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Way in and out

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Danger High Voltage?

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Workshop on the ground floor apologies for quality it was dark.

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Fusebox?

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Anyone we know?

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They were right, next stop was up the external ladder to the roof!

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A peek through the door into the pumping station/deep well.

Thanks for looking and hope to bag something a bit bigger and interesting next explore and with a decent camera :)

 
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Excellent stuff, looks the mutts mate :) Did you get to the top?

 

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Great first report, I quite like #8 (y)

 

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That’s a defo Rik its all about havin fun and sharing and without a doubt we all started some where.

Some venture into this as existing Photographers others as Novices.

The learning aspect is all part of the fun as well as frustrating at times.

Im no expert & just say if any of your pics are blurry just drop them from your selection and stick with the ones in focus

And as using a phone for now try reducing the image size as bigger is not always better.

I hope you enjoyed this splore & thanks for sharing. :D :D

 

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Good report that mate..one small suggestion that maybe you could use a smaller number of shots maybe discard a few that arent in focus etc and show us the better ones..i tend to stick to about 12 odd pics of the best bits (y)

 
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Excellent stuff, looks the mutts mate :) Did you get to the top?
Top floor inside, but didn't fancy climbing the external ladder seeing as it was just me and the dog, just in case the thing fell off the wall! I would have if there were a couple of us! Next time maybe :)

Great first report, I quite like #8 (y)
Thanks mate appreciated :)

 
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That’s a defo Rik its all about havin fun and sharing and without a doubt we all started some where.Some venture into this as existing Photographers others as Novices.

The learning aspect is all part of the fun as well as frustrating at times.

Im no expert & just say if any of your pics are blurry just drop them from your selection and stick with the ones in focus

And as using a phone for now try reducing the image size as bigger is not always better.

I hope you enjoyed this splore & thanks for sharing. :D :D
Thanks for tips and yes it was very exciting for a venture back into exploring, I did explore a derelict hospital one but that was about 20 years ago when I was young lol :)

Good report that mate..one small suggestion that maybe you could use a smaller number of shots maybe discard a few that arent in focus etc and show us the better ones..i tend to stick to about 12 odd pics of the best bits (y)
Thanks for suggestions, this is a learning process for me now, feedback appreciated :)

 

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Nice set there man :) interesting little place !

 

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Nice stuff Rik and pretty good for a mobi mate :)

 
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Thanks for the comments guys, I didn't think it was bad for a noob :D

Much appreciated :)

 
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Yup its a good little place Canonguy :) Even tempted to pop along later on and get on the roof ;)

 

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Looks like you're out there enjoying yourself Rik, and thats the hard bit. Pictures and locations will get better in time, but I'd say, youre doing good and I'd be happy to accompany you :)

 

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Nice one one Rik, great first report, reminds me a bit of some where I found out in the wilds, great selection of pics!

(y)

 
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